Plant-Based Puppies - YES it is possible!

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Plant-Based Puppies - YES it is possible!

Feeding a new puppy is a minefield and you will receive advice from friends, family, your vet, what you read online and your local petshop, but ultimately you are in control of what you choose to feed your new puppy.

We are here to provide the solution if you choose to feed your puppy a sustainable plant-based diet. It is absolutely possible as long as these criteria are met -

  • Puppies need extra protein for the various growth stages, a higher requirement for Omega 3’s for mental development (especially arachidonic acid for brain development)
  • A need to acidify their urine even more than in adults to prevent puppy cystitis so make sure that Methionine is added to their food
  • A need for the Calcium and Phosphate ratio to be just right to prevent bone deformities
  • A higher need for Zinc combined with Copper for fur growth
  • High protein for rapid growth
Noochy Poochy ideal food for plant-based puppies


  • chickpeas
  • certified responsibly sourced soybean
  • pea protein
  • uk grown naked oats
  • organic brown rice
  • sweet lupin beans
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast cultures
  • lentils
  • olive oil, rapeseed and linseed oil
  • Marine algal oil & Mortierella Alpina oil*
  • tomatoes and carrots
  • organic rice protein
  • chelated minerals
  • extract of yucca plant
  • mixed herbs

* Noochy Poochy puppy is one of the only vegan dog food brands to source and include Mortierella Alpina oil which contains valuable Arachidonic Acid needed for the brain development of growing puppies

Analytical constituents

Protein: 30%, Fat: 12%, Crude Fibre: 4.9%, Ash: 7.5%, Calcium: 1.2%, Phosphorus: 0.9%

ME (NRC): 350kcal/100g

Omega 3: 0.88%

Omega 6: 4.0%

Omega 9: 4.6%

DHA: 0.05%

EPA: 0.012%

ARA: 0.03%


We highly recommend using Give A Dog A Bean tinned food as a topper to Noochy Poochy as it provides the extra vegetables needed to actively feed your puppies gut microbiome effectively. It also has a high protein level of 29% on a dry matter basis ideal for growing puppies.

Human foods that can be fed include tofu (raw or crumbled and cooked with nutritional yeast), cooked kale, raw broccoli and carrots, berries, hemp protein, rice or pea protein, cooked and mashed beans, peas or chickpeas, nori seaweed, textured vegetable protein cooked with polenta, pure nut butters such as peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter and any of the plant-based milks with oats.

As a vet, I advise delaying neutering your large dog until they are fully grown adults and if giant breeds, delay until at least 2 years of age. Studies have shown that large dogs and giant breeds require the extra oestrogen for calcium absorption and the extra testosterone for bone strength. It also has a behavioural calming effect instead of neutering them when they are young and insecure without the extra testosterone. This delayed neutering has also been shown to prevent arthritis later on as your dog ages due to the oestrogen and testosterone effect. (Nothing to do with nutrition, but advice for puppies in general that I felt had to be shared:)

Dr Arielle Griffiths BVSc MRCVS


Vegan puppy Oslo

“We weaned our rescue puppy Oslo onto a plant based diet using the Just be Kind Puppy Package and 6 months later she has thrived and grown into a happy and healthy dog!
Many thanks as we could not have done it without your help.”

- Joseph, Oxfordshire and Oslo, Rescue Puppy


Vegan labrador Harry
“The Just be Kind website enabled us to gradually transfer Harry over to a plant based diet as soon as we brought him home. It was so important to us to make sure we had the backing and expertise of a vegan vet who ensured he had everything he needed in his diet. Harry is now a very happy and healthy adult Lab. It is easy to homecook for him (he eats his meal when we have ours as a family) and so good knowing exactly what is going into his body (unlike other dog foods) and that his diet is not impacting the planet as badly as other dog food.”
- Emma, Bedfordshire Harry, Labrador
Vegan German Shepherd puppy Myra
“We wouldn’t have been able to be on this journey with our puppy without all your patient support and guidance so a very big thank you!”
- Anitya, Wimbledon Myra, German Shepherd
Vegan puppy Shelby
“Thank you again for all your help. I am so relieved that we can raise Shelby as a vegan in such a safe and sustainable way 🙂”
- Kiran, London Shelby, Romanian Rescue
Weimeraner Hugo fed a vegan diet from a puppy
“Arielle has been a huge support in the last 10 months of Hugo’s life as she helped us to feed him a 100% nutritionally balanced plant-based puppy diet that he loves. He is now a healthy and happy adult Weimeraner who is thriving on his sustainable diet.”
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